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Even as Sri Lanka drafts a new law to counter terrorism, human rights activists and lawyers here fear it might be worse than the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) ...
According to the exclusive report carried out by the Sri Lanka Mirror, a daily news portal based in Colombo, "this gang has been created after the war in a well-organized manner, police have found out in the course of investigations into the death of ...

Lenin famously identified three conditions for a revolution. The rulers should feel unable to rule in the old way. The masses should feel unable to live in the old way.
Despite the visit of the Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar accompanied by a high-level team from the Indian Oil Corporation over the weekend, differences between the Lanka IOC (LIOC) and the government of Sri Lanka over the Trincomalee oil storage ...
Sri Lanka has been a popular tourist destination for centuries, and tourism is a key source of revenue and a driver for local economy.
On Monday, university students protested along the A9 highway in the north against the shootings. Sri Lanka's north was one of the worst affected by the island's long civil war between the military and Tamil Tigers which ended in May 2009 with the ...

OF late, I have been studying Sri Lanka's war experience. The country has fascinated students of comparative politics like me as it defies virtually all conventional wisdom about peace and conflict within societies.
When asked about the tensions between India and Pakistan, the Sri Lankan prime minister said: "[I] don't think war is an option, your PM has taken a lot of steps to defuse the tensions." He added that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to be ...
What happened: The Sri Lankan civil war was a 26-year-long armed conflict between the predominantly Buddhist government majority and the Hindu Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also known as the Tamil Tigers.
Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka needs a new Constitution since the war, which prevailed for the past 30 years in the country has ended and changes suitable for the post-war era need to be made for the country to go forward, Prime Minster Ranil ...
baby jumbos become collateral damage in Sri Lanka's Cold War ... The President publicly criticised the three main anti-graft bodies for working according to a political agenda, apparently of Prime Minister's United National Party, and heightened a cold ...
baby jumbos become collateral damage in Sri Lanka's Cold War ... The President publicly criticised the three main anti-graft bodies for working according to a political agenda, apparently of Prime Minister's United National Party, and heightened a cold ...
UN Minority Rights expert urged the government to press ahead with healing the wounds of the conflict. Colombo: A UN rights expert reiterated calls for Sri Lanka to step up reconciliation efforts and reduce the military's presence in former war zones ...
The socialist Equality Party (SEP) and International youth and students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in Sri Lanka are holding a public meeting on October 30.
In recent years, the island nation of Sri Lanka has received considerable attention from the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council.
But the bulk of the book tells the wider story of the Sri Lankan Tamils' relationships with India and Sri Lanka, based on Gopal's excellent reporting, which takes her to meet a wide variety of officers from the Indian army, navy and intelligence ...

"Currently, about half a million displaced Tamil people live in Northeast of Sri Lanka. There are fifty thousand orphans and ninety thousand war widows who are still waiting for accountability and justice seven years after the end of conflict ...
According to successive Sri Lankan governments the only war crimes committed during the civil war, waged from July 1983 - May 2009, were those perpetrated by the Tamils; aggressive denial has defined their response.
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Source: Sri Lanka government. By Observer Research Foundation October ...
hillary-clinton A US based Tamil diaspora group says it will urge US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to bring alleged Sri Lankan war criminals to the ...
But the bulk of the book tells the wider story of the Sri Lankan Tamils' relationships with India and Sri Lanka, based on Gopal's excellent reporting, which takes her to meet a wide variety of officers from the Indian army, navy and intelligence ...
Colombo: The head of Sri Lanka's anti-corruption body resigned on Monday, government officials said, days after President Maithripala Sirisena implied her agency was favouring the rival party of his prime minister.
Two recent publications prompted this piece. Rathika Pathmanathan, titles hers as 'There is a Darkness Called Light and I Grope for Myself in the Thick of It.
When the armed conflict in Sri Lanka erupted in 1983 the children of the Northern and Eastern part of Sri Lanka became significantly vulnerable. Many children became the victims of the war related collateral damage. The warfare disrupted their ...
Without offering any evidence, blame was placed on Pakistan and for the first time (outside of the context of war) since the partition of the Indian Subcontinent into a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim-majority Pakistan, the Indians publicly declared ...
Oct 17, Colombo: The Office for National Unity and reconciliation (ONUR) together with the Ministry of women and child Affairs has organized a program to provide relief to the war-affected women in Northern Sri Lanka. ONUR says serious gaps have been ...
Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Szijjarto, in an interview with Daily Mirror, said his country looked forward to deepening ties with Sri Lanka for cooperation in different fields. He said Sri Lanka and Hungary had many ... What we say is that ...
The government of Sri Lanka first focused on the political targets of creating one million jobs and expanding them. To achieve these targets in a short time a national government was formed.
( October 16, 2016, Vermont, Sri Lanka Guardian) If one is to believe the hysterical US and British press we are only days or weeks away from all-out war with Russia. Encouraged by many of the same media who helped get us into the current conflicts in ...
The film was shot near Parliament, RAW office, and both India and Sri Lanka gave permission for the shoot. That film was given a certificate.
In fact, Sri Lankan representative for the U.N. population Fund (UNFPA) Lene K. Christiansen noted the trend back in 2008, before the end of the war: "The prevalence of gender-based violence is reported to be high and widespread, cutting across class ...
The rally's organisers claimed that the Tamil people has been oppressed by the Sinhala-Buddhist majoritarian state structure of Sri Lanka for decades, that the "Ezhuga Thamizh" rally is a signal to Sirisena in Colombo that the TPC will never give up on ...
New Delhi: Shiv Sena in Mumbai has extended its support to a new Sri Lankan Tamil outfit called Siva Senai, triggering concerns among the mainstream politicians of the island nation that sectarian outfits will reopen wounds of a 20-year-old civil war ...
At Sunday night's debate, Donald Trump twice threatened to throw Hillary Clinton in jail should he win the election. Putting Clinton in jail has been a recurring theme in Trump's campaign: For months, "lock her up" has been a popular chant at Trump ...
According to successive Sri Lankan governments the only war crimes committed during the civil war, waged from July 1983 - May 2009, were those perpetrated by the Tamils; aggressive denial has defined their response.
President Sirisena on Tuesday presented the letters of appointment to 50 retired war heroes for the posts of Technical Officers at the Presidential Secretariat.
Both had escaped Sri Lanka's wantonly vicious civil war, pitting the army, controlled by the majority Sinhalese, against Tamil rebels.
The ICFI and its sections, including the Sri Lankan SEP, have placed the struggle against imperialist war at the centre of all our political work.
Handmade is set in the aftermath of the brutal, 26-year-long civil war that has had a profound bearing on the contemporary history of Sri Lanka. The protracted battle came to an end in 2009, when the Sri Lankan government defeated the Tamil Tigers, a ...
( October 9, 2016, New York City, Sri Lanka Guardian) Fifteen years ago this week, the US launched the longest war in its history: the invasion and occupation of remote Afghanistan.
While Sri Lankans writing in Sinhala and Tamil have long borne nuanced witness to the country's three decades of civil war, writing in English has been much slower to respond. And too much of it has taken the easy route, giving a foreign readership ...
( October 5, 2016, New Delhi, Sri Lanka Guardian) : After the recently postponed South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Islamabad, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, who is on a visit to India, on Wednesday ...
war with Pakistan not an option for India: Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe. "Cross border terrorism is a big issue (in SAARC) and we have to discuss how to tackle it.
Dealing with the civilian sick and weak you really feel the effects of war. In April of that year, I was awaiting transfer to Jaffna, eight years after my last posting to the north.
Controversial Sinhala Buddhist organisation Bodhu Bala Sena (Buddhist Power Force), which has in the past led anti-Muslim protests in Sri Lanka, on Friday organised a rally in the northern town of Vavuniya seeking the safety of Sinhalese living there ...
This was about a year after she "surrendered" him to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), during the final stages of their battle against the Sri Lankan armed forces. Mayuran went missing in 2009. Since then, Mary has been to different ... Home ...
There are continuous reference being made to LTTE cadres as prisoners of war. This is legally incorrect. Sri Lanka's conflict is categorized as a non-international armed conflict (NIAC). Even the Ban Ki Moon personally commissioned 3 member panel which ...
Rajapaksa set aside the peace process in Sri Lanka that began in 2002. He then turned to his military to destroy the Tigers.
A recent study by the Solidarity Center titled, "workers in Post-civil war Jaffna: A Snapshot of Working Conditions, Opportunities and Inequalities in Northern Sri Lanka," points out the challenge not only to providing opportunities to grow the economy ...


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